Five days after U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52), a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, called for the investigation of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) top Superfund chief Albert Kelly, Kelly has resigned his position.
Following the controversy surrounding Kelly’s lifetime ban from the banking industry, lack of relevant experience, and potential conflict of interest related to a Superfund site, Congressman Peters pressed EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt in last week’s hearing to compel Kelly to come before the Committee. Rep. Peters’ questions can be viewed here.
“As a former environmental attorney who helped clients ensure compliance with our nation's Superfund laws, I know how critical it is that the Superfund be overseen with expertise and integrity. Given his enormous conflicts of interest and questionable qualifications, Kelly's departure is welcome news,” said Rep. Scott Peters.
Rep. Peters has long worked to promote environmental protections. As a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, he will continue to hold the administration accountable to the laws that protect our air, our water, and our public lands.